Tag Archives: Whitehall Ny

Closed school in ‘uncharted waters’

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By PJ Ferguson   The Whitehall Central School District closed on Monday, March 16, because of rising concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and will remain closed until at least Friday, April 17, but it is uncertain if the pandemic will be resolved by then as New York State cases are now anticipated to peak by […]

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Athletic club up for sale

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By PJ Ferguson   The Whitehall Athletic Club is up for sale, according to a listing on Howard Hanna Real Estate Services’ website. Located at 62 Poultney Street in the village of Whitehall, the former Armory is listed for $465,000, touting its 10,800-square-feet event space, coded for 750 people. The property’s value is assessed at […]

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Whitehall principal suspended: ‘serious concerns’

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By PJ Ferguson   Whitehall Junior-Senior High School principal Jeff Keller has been placed on administrative leave because of “some serious concerns about a situation” in the school district. The move was announced in a letter sent out to the community by school superintendent Patrick Dee, who said an investigation is ongoing. Working with the […]

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State investigating pig

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By PJ Ferguson   The pig that took Washington County by storm a couple weeks ago has been identified. Wilbur is part-pot belly pig, and while he is certainly not feral, his behavior is wild. He can be seen walking on the side of the road on County Route 12 almost daily. While Wilbur’s home […]

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Whitehall Regents exam results ‘excellent’

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By PJ Ferguson     Whitehall Central School District’s passing rates were impressively high for the 2018-2019 school year, nearly across the board, in the State Regents Exam scoring now available on the Department of Education’s website. With a 100% passing rate in geometry, 97% in algebra I and 96% in U.S history, Whitehall had […]

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Village’s goal: Reopen Williams Street

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By PJ Ferguson Progress is finally being made towards repairing the damaged canal wall and re-opening North Williams Street. Albeit a small step forward, the Whitehall Village Board has decided to contract Chazen Company, an engineering firm, to conduct a preliminary evaluation to set up a “short-term temporary situation to possibly open up Williams Street.” […]

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Pratt, frustrated, gets men raises

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By PJ Ferguson Town organizational meetings are typically mundane and brief, with officials being sworn in, establishing the rules and procedures for the upcoming year. However, Whitehall’s town organizational meeting was anything but. Several dust-ups occurred between town officials. Perhaps most notably was highway superintendent Louie Pratt, speaking up to the board regarding his request […]

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Environmentalists pan waste-to-energy plant

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By PJ Ferguson So far the only thing the proposed waste-to-energy plant is producing is controversy. The plant has been drawn to the attention of environmentalists all over. Tracey Frisch of Greenwich, founder of the Clean Air Action Network of Glens Falls, is advising the village to dump the plant deal. “The problem with gasification […]

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Whitehall family keeps police busy

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By PJ Ferguson A Broadway family continuously kept the Whitehall Police Department on their toes over the past couple weeks. First on Dec. 27, an officer was flagged down by a 44-year-old North Williams Street man who stated that a 51-year-old Broadway man was beating his 15-year-old son in front of his residence. Washington County […]

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Village gets sewer grants

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By PJ Ferguson The New York State Consolidated Funding Application has granted several upstate municipalities monies for various projects. The village of Whitehall received two sizeable grants, one for $100,000 for a sewer inflow and infiltration study. The engineering study’s purpose is to evaluate actions to reduce infiltration and inflow to its wastewater collection and […]

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Obituary: Crispen Winterburn

Crispen Winterburn, 49, of Manchester, NH, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 23, 2020 after a brief illness. […]

Town offices close April 1

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Granville offices will be closed to the public “until further notice” as of April […]

Village, school elections postponed until June

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By Matthew Saari The elections scheduled for both the Granville village and school boards have been pushed back several months. […]

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

Washington County: Visitors, stay away

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County is urging visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental owners to stay away during the […]

Whitehall fiscal health ‘good’

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall is in good fiscal health, according to the annual fiscal stress report by […]

Cumberland Farms robbery suspect arrested

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Cumberland Farms armed robbery suspect has found and arrested, police say. Nathan Kupiec, 21, of […]

U.S. Marshals arrest parole absconder in Granville

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By Matthew Saari A U.S. Marshals task force was deployed to the Village of Granville Wednesday evening to apprehend a […]

Village improves fiscal stress rating

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By Matthew Saari For the second year running, the Village of Granville improved its fiscal stress score. The state Comptroller’s […]

Obituary: Joan R. Monger

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RUTLAND — Joan R. Monger 87, formally of Fair Haven, passed away on March 15, 2020, at The Pines at […]

Car hits fallen electric pole

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Occupants stay inside for 90 minutes till power shut off By PJ Ferguson A vehicle drove into a fallen electrical […]

Alcohol, dog droppings concern village

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By PJ Ferguson Whitehall Village Board member Teresa Austin aired multiple concerns she received from individuals regarding allowing the sale […]

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